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Apple to Release 55-Inch and 65-Inch Televisions in 2014?





According to Masahiko Ishino of Advanced Research Japan Co, Apple will release 55-inch and 65-inch 4K televisions in the fourth quarter of 2014. Both models are expected to have a frameless design.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013. 22:42

iPhone and iPad Hold 14% of Samsung's Home Market



Samsung devices are extremely popular in South Korea. Well, this is much due to the fact that one of the world’s biggest smartphone and tablet manufacturer is actually based in this country. Nevertheless, according to the latest research conducted by mobile industry analyst firm Flurry, Apple’s iPhone and iPad still hold about 14% of the market here.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. 19:07

The New iPhone 5s is the Top Selling Device in the U.S. Market



According to the latest Canaccord report, Apple’s iPhone 5s is the top smartphone sold at all U.S. carriers. The plastic iPhone 5c comes in the second or third place, depending on a particular carrier.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013. 18:27

Samsung Will Still Participate in Apple A8 Processor's Production



According to the Korean website Hankyung, Samsung - along with TSMC - will be making chips for Apple’s future devices. Although TSMC is said to become a major supplier of the Apple’s A8 processors with 60-70 percent of the production load, the South Korean company will still have to produce the remaining 30 or 40 percent of chips.

As we know, the iPhone 5s is working on Apple A7 processor - the one manufactured by Samsung.

Despite the fact, that the company from Cupertino has signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. earlier this year, it looks like nothing will seriously change. At least in 2014.




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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013. 1:06

Apple's A7 Processor is Manufactured by Samsung



Apple’s still working with Samsung - Chipworks has confirmed that the A7 chip used in iPhone 5s is manufactured by the South-Korean company.

We have confirmed through early analysis that the device is fabricated at Samsung’s Foundry and we will confirm process type and node later today as analysis continues. That being said, we suspect we will see Samsungs 28 nm Hi K metal Gate (HKMG) being used. We have observed this same process in the Samsung Exynos Application processor used in the Galaxy S IV. Our engineers will be deprocessing the Apple A7 as soon as they can to confirm this or to provide different information.

One of the Apple’s main rivals is one of its main suppliers.




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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013. 1:04

iPhone Holds About 40% Share of the American Smartphone Market



According to comScore MobiLens and Mobile Matrix, the iPhone now holds a 40% share of the American smartphone market, which means that users still prefer this device to the others.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, September 8th, 2013. 17:55

China Mobile Will Carry the Lower Cost iPhone 5C?



The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will ship its lower cost iPhone 5C to China Mobile. And this seems to be possible since Apple’s CEO Tim Cook visited China in July to have a talk with the carrier’s executives about the partnership.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, September 7th, 2013. 17:49

New iPads to unveil on September 10th?



According to information provided by Bloomberg, Apple will unveil both iPhones and new iPads on September 10th. Previously it was widely believed that the iPads will be presented on a special event in October.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, plans to introduce new versions of its phone and tablet at a Sept. 10 event, a person familiar with the matter has said, and the company promised “several more game changers” in the product pipeline as it tries to fend off Samsung Electronics Co. and Chinese makers selling cheaper handsets.

However, the information was provided in a report concerning Apple opening it first retail store in Tokyo since 2005. Thus it may not be true. Recent reports state that Apple is not likely to prepare  iOS 7 for iPad, so its release will be held in October.




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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 1:00

iPhone 5C to make Apple the market leader in China



According to Katy Huberty, analyst from Morgan Stanley, Apple may become market leader on Chinese smartphone market thanks to iPhone 5C launch.

The report of the analyst is based on recent AlphaWise survey among 2,000 Chinese mobile phone owners.

Have a look at the findings:

Consumers' interest rate in iPhone will remain high is Cupertino company continues its high-end strategy

● 23% of potential smartphone buyers are ready to purchase the iPhone. The figure has risen from 19% in January 2013.
● Apple gets a higher brand-loyalty rate than any other smartphone producer.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. 16:44

A study finds differences between iPhone and Samsung buyers



According to recent research performed by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, iPhone buyers are younger, wealthier, and more educated than Samsung buyers.

It is also stated in the report that in the year 2013 20% of iPhone customers switched from Android, while the figure of those who forsook iPhone for Samsung is only 7%.

The key figures of the report:

● 42% of Apple's U.S. customers between July 2012 and June 2013 were upgrading from another iPhone
● 43% of Samsung's customers had previously owned an Android phone, but not necessarily one made by Samsung
● 37% of Samsung buyers were upgrading from so-called feature phones, the figure for Apple is only 26%
● Among brand-switchers, Samsung took from Apple 11%, while Apple gained three times as many(33%)
● Among these switchers, Samsung drew customers from HTC, Motorola (GOOG), and Nokia (NOK), while Apple took mostly from Blackberry (BBRY)

Have a look at the charts to find out some new figures.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 22:36

Launch of new iPhones will be the most successful in all history of Apple



According to analyst Trip Chowdhry, the Managing Director of Equity Research at Global Equities Research, the coming launch of new iPhones will be the most successful one in all history of Cupertino company.

"The new iPhones will be massively successful," Chowdhry told Benzinga this morning. "This will be the most successful product launch ever in the history of Apple."



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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013. 17:03

eleMount for your iPhone, iPad



EleMount is an all aluminum mount for the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

With the help of this CNC machined mount you can put  your favorite device wherever you want. Last but not the least, the design of the pedestal is elegant and modern. The elePads inserted into the base of the mount sticks to any flat surface, which the other holds your device of any size or generation, even if it is in a protective case. The eleMount base has a 1/4" 20 thread hidden there. You can connect it to tripods for improved smartphone photography and videography.
“With eleMount, I aimed to raise the bar for mobile device mounts, leaving bulky plastic design behind and using only the most premium materials and production processes to create the most beautiful, versatile and easy-to-use mount available today,” said Jose Sanchez, designer of eleMount. “Using precise CNC machinery to manufacture eleMount wasn’t cheap, but the resulting design and finish were well worth it. eleMount is in a category of its own and deserves to hold up our most prized gear.”


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 1:40

ITC bans older Samsung devices



The International Trade Commission ruled that some older Samsung devices will receive an import ban for infringing on Apple patents.

The import band can be eliminated within 60 days by President's veto, so President Obama has possibility to veto the ban as he did with Apple's one. Among Samsung devices that infringe the patent of  scrolling behavior and headphone jacks, there are many launched in 2010/2011, such as the Galaxy S 4G, Fascinate, Captivate, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Tab 10.1.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 18:53

Apple is preparing Samsung device sales ban



Apple is again raising the issue of patent wars with Samsung. Cupertino company is planning to ask a U.S. appeals court to ban certain Samsung devices that were found in violation of Apple patents. It is not long since Obama vetoes the ban placed on Apple products for a similar reason.

The company will ask a U.S. appeals court tomorrow to block sales of Samsung models a California jury found violated patents for the iPhone’s look and features. Later, a U.S. trade agency is expected to say if it will halt some Samsung imports based on other Apple patent-infringement claims.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 9th, 2013. 0:30

Apple to open a new R&D center in Taiwan



It is believed that Apple is in the process of recruiting members to construct a new research and development center in Taiwan. The center will specialize on production of next generation iPhone devices.

Sources close to Apple's internal communications claim that the team will be responsible for creating new products. It will be accounted to Apple's headquarters in California. The center will open soon after  September, when the hiring begins.

Apple is currently recruiting the following positions in Taiwan: Hardware Development Engineers (areas of expertise: audio, camera, sensors, power, analog, touch, RF, antenna, battery), Panel Process & Optics Engineers, Product Development Engineers, Product Development Engineer, Mechanical Engineers – Product Displays, Materials Technical Program Managers, Test Engineers, Software QA, Reliability Engineers, Product Safety Engineer – PD, Firmware Engineers, Engineering Program Managers.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 9th, 2013. 0:05